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I am a lifelong Lutheran, a member of the Missouri Synod. My theology is conservative, orthodox, Lutheran. I can answer questions about other sects, cults, and religions from a Lutheran perspective. Fine points of Lutheran doctrine are not my specialty, but I may sometimes be able to explain things in a different and perhaps more understandable way. I can also discuss the scientific problems with the theory of evolution and tie that in with the account of the Bible. I have ministered to women online as well, when they face difficult life situations. I read enough Hebrew and Greek to make use of interlinear translations. I can help people who are interested in turning to a more natural lifestyle for healing and health, from a Christian perspective. I can answer questions about homeschooling and natural childbirth from a Lutheran perspective. As a woman, the ministry is not open to me, so I will be unable to answer questions from a minister's perspective.

Experience in the area

I have studied many different religions for many years, and have taught courses in my local church on cults. I have also spent time witnessing to cult members. In addition, I have developed an on-line ministry through my web site, that explains the Gospel message in multiple languages. I have also spent significant time studying alternative medicine, to determine which modalities are compatible with the Christian faith, and grounded in God's design of the human body and the medicines He provided in nature.

Education/Credentials

I have a bachelor's degree in another field, but in the area of religion, I am largely self taught. I have done extensive reading in apologetics, including non-Lutheran writers. I have also done extensive reading in the area of origins, including scientific creationism, intelligent design, and evolution. My study and experience span decades.

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Recent Answers from Pat G

2016-11-09 the book of kings:

Hello, Andrew,    I've never heard any preaching on this verse, so I can only answer from my Lutheran-informed opinion. But I have a general knowledge of how Lutherans interpret passages in the Bible.

2016-09-04 rapture:

Hello, Shirley,    It may not be worth the trouble to explain this to a Baptist. There are probably more important issues. For my money, that includes the refusal to baptize infants (which brings to my

2016-08-23 Apostolic Pentecostal Dating Lutheran LCMS Girl:

Hello, Greg,    I think I may be able to offer somewhat of a unique perspective to your very interesting question, because I have personally dealt with some of these issues.    Generally speaking, Missouri

2015-09-21 Luther on marriage and sex:

Hello, Alves,    Please know that I am not a pastor, just a lifelong member (seven decades) of the Missouri Synod. I do not have that information, and would have to do research with a search engine, just

2014-11-07 baptism:

Hello, akintola,    This is somewhat outside the area where I have studied. So you will probably want to ask someone else as well.    John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. Thus, a person had to repent

 

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